Cotswold Archaeology was one of 103 organisations to take part in Mind’s annual Workplace Wellbeing Index, and was recognised with a Bronze Award, meaning we are committed to achieving change within their workplace.
Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice, celebrating the good work employers are doing to promote and support positive mental health, and providing key recommendations on the specific areas where there is room to improve.
Every employer depends on having healthy and productive employees – valued and supported staff are far more likely to perform better and achieve peak performance. Mental health problems are common among employees. Mind surveyed more than 54,000 employees across the 103 employers participating in the Awards and found that 7 in 10 had experienced a mental health problem in their lives, with over half (53 per cent) affected by poor mental health in their current workplace.
This is the third time that Cotswold Archaeology has taken part in the survey, and our performance continues to improve. Through taking part in the survey we have identified actions to support our efforts on Mental Health in the workplace including:
- Establishing a Mental Health policy
- Putting in place a network of Mental Health First Aiders
- Signing the ‘Time to Change’ Pledge
- Delivering ‘Mental Health Awareness’ training for line managers
- Ensuring that all our relevant policies recognise and provide guidance on the impact on mental health
Cotswold Archaeology will continue to review the feedback received from the survey and put in place actions to support the mental health of our employees.